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Friday, May 27, 2016

Herschel L. Schultz (May 26, 2016)

Herschel L. Schultz, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Herschel was born on January 25, 1928, near Bloomer in Shelby County, Ohio.

He was the son of the late John and Ruby (Kinnison) Schultz.

Herschel attended school in Covington and Gettysburg, Ohio. He served in the United States 8230th Army on the front line in the Korean conflict receiving the combat infantryman badge. He was later selected as a personal bodyguard in the Guard of Honor for General Van Fleet, Eighth Army Commander, at Eighth Army headquarters in Korea. After his military service he returned to Darke County where he drove a truck transporting eggs from area farms to Poultry Producers in Versailles, Ohio. He was also a farmer and later worked at the Cadillac Gage/Textron plant in Greenville where he retired in 1993. Herschel was known for his kind and friendly demeanor and dearly loved his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruby, brothers Leon Schultz and Dale Schultz, and brothers in law Richard Key and John Oliver.

Herschel is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Weaver) Schultz, whom he married on May 3, 1953. He is also survived by three sons; Randy and wife Jenice (Martin) Schultz of Englewood, Ohio, Greg Schultz of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Schultz of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Lucas and wife Bailey (Britton) Schultz of Huber Heights, Rachel (Schultz) and husband Dr. Tony Dejtiranukul of Cincinnati, Lindsey Schultz of Englewood, and Eric Schultz of Englewood; one great grandson, Owen Dejtiranukul; two sisters, Patty Key and Martha Oliver; two sisters in law, Marjorie Schultz and Dorothy Schultz; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or the donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

James R. “Jim” Mullins (May 24, 2016)

James R. “Jim” Mullins, age 87, of Gettysburg, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM at the Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 30, 1928 in Pine Hill, Kentucky, to the late Randolph Mullins & Mary E. (Jones) Chitwood.

James is survived by his children, Mary Lynn of Greenville, Diane Shaneyfelt of Greenville, Sandra & Gregg McClellan of Eaton, Ohio, and Randy Mullins of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren, Kirby Bradley, Jeff Bradley, Steven (Tecy) Kramer, Melissa (Bill) Lovette, Tim (Diane) Kramer, Jimmy (Kathy) Mullins, Leroy Mullins and Amy Mullins; great grandchildren, Austin Bradley, Tyler Bradley, Branden Bradley, Scott Andrew Kramer, Britney Nichole Lovette, Destiny Lovette, Howard and Isiah; sister Edna Sanders; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. (Hartman) Mullins whom he married on August 25, 1951; siblings, Vern Mullins, Hazel Nill and Roberta Fair.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville, Ohio. He retired in 1991 from Beatrice Foods in Greenville after 29 ½ years of service. He also worked at Netzels in Greenville for 16 years and was a farmer all his life.

There will be a service held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 4-7 PM at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Sister Merlene Vanessa Scott (May 22, 2016)

On Sunday, May 22, 2016, Sister Merlene Vanessa Scott, assisted by the angels at 12:56 a.m., put off the robe of pain and suffering and is now clothed in a garment set ablaze with peace, joy, glory and everlasting contentment. She left us, but left no doubts concerning who she was – a Mother in Israel; no doubts as to what she believed – the Gospel of Jesus Christ; no doubts as to where the truth lies – the saints in light, the church of the living God. Rest assured, her mark has been left on this world. A deaconess who loved the children and young people with all of her soul, she lived a life that did not tolerate sin, a life that honored her husband, demanded order from her children and gave all the glory to the God of her salvation. She was wed to her husband, Paul Scott Jr. on January 19, 1990. Along with her fellow laborer and Mother in Israel, Sister Lucretia Hargrave, Sister Merlene was there in the assisting of many children into this world.

Sister Merlene leaves behind a faithful husband and fellow laborer, Paul Scott Jr.; children Megan Ashley and Marcus Benion, Morgan Denyse and David Rabel, Michael Paul and Rebecca Ann, Mikka Renee and Jonny O’Shea, Camille Marie and future son-in-law to be Benjamin Ray Tinsman, Marcus Benjamin, Ramiro Daniel, Cayla Elizabeth, Samuel Elijah; grandchildren Jaelle, Abigail, Joshua, Julius, Jonathan, Branden and Alondra; mother Althea Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey,; siblings Jacqueline Williams of Irvington, New Jersey; Mervin Williams of Baltimore, Maryland; Hector Williams of Miami, Florida; Wendy Spalding of Aberdeen, Maryland; Jeffrey Williams of Douglasville, Georgia; Terrell Joachim of Irvington, New Jersey; Gail Whippenbeck of Diego Martin, Trinidad, and a host of relatives, friends and acquaintances.

Sister Merlene was preceded in death by her father, Randolf Whippenbeck; father in law Paul Scott Sr.; brother Wayne Williams; son Caleb Daniel and daughter Jael.

There will be a service held on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Church of God campground, 6390 S. Jay Rd., West Milton, Ohio, with Brother Ray Tinsman officiating. Burial will follow in the Church of God Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 4-8 PM at the Church of God Campground. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

James Clyde Crotcher (May 23, 2016)

James Clyde Crotcher, 68, of Versailles, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 23, 2016, after a 3-year battle with cancer. Jim is the son of Clyde and Isabelle (Fultz) Crotcher. He grew up on a farm in Bellevue, Ohio, and then attended the Ohio State University graduating with a degree in Animal Science. It was at Ohio State where he met his wife, Shirley Beard. They have been married 47 years. In 1970, they moved to Darke County where Jim was a feed specialist for 29 years for Landmark/Countrymark in Greenville and New Weston before becoming a realtor.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his three daughters, Kim and Milan Pozderac of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Kelly and Travis Fliehman of Greenville, Ohio, and Kristi and John Kaiser of Versailles, Ohio, and eight grandchildren: Abby, Milan, and Maribeth Pozderac; Lexi Fliehman; and Alex, Caleb, Luke, and Ben Kaiser. Also surviving is Jim’s sister Judy and Rick Lauer are of Nineveh, Indiana.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Thursday May 26, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church 7814 St. Rt. 121 North Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Patti Morlock officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday May 25, 2016 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services or the Darke County Cancer Association.

For funeral and visitation schedule, please visit Zechar Bailey Funeral Home website at www.zecharbailey.com.

Lowell E. Arnold (May 19, 2016)

Lowell E. Arnold, age 90 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 9:56 AM Thursday May 19, 2016 at the Village Green Healthcare Center. Lowell was born March 30, 1926 in Darke County Ohio and the son of the late Arthur W. and Mary E. (Byram) Arnold.

He was retired from General Motors of Dayton where he had been employed for 31 years. He was a member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine of Dayton and the Darke County Shrine Club. Lowell was a Veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army Air Force.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Treva M. (Apple) Arnold October 28, 2001. They were married October 7, 1950. Also son in law Dennis Martin, brothers Dale as a youth and Richard Arnold, sisters Edith Hamilton and Dorotha Baker.

Lowell is survived by his daughters Gloria Martin of Greenville and Marilyn (Cecil) & Randal Smith of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren Jamie (Brent) Keltner, Julie (Mark) Martin Eldridge, Tracey (Brett) Cecil Williams and Scott Martin; great grandchildren Jarod Sharp, Ryan Eldridge, Lucas Eldridge, Logan Eldridge, Landon Eldridge, Taylor Martin, Brooke Williams and Seth Williams; great great grandson Kohen Sharp as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday May 23, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM in the funeral home. The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Sunday at 4:00 PM followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Degree Service.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Shriner’s Hospitals or Friends of Harmon Field.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Richard Otho Kasunic (May 19, 2016)

Richard Otho Kasunic, 85, of Greenville, Ohio passed away, Thursday, May 19, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 17, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Peter M. and Ardis H. (Baird) Kasunic. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Anthony, Louis, and Thomas Kasunic.

Richard graduated from Collinwood High School in 1950, Transylvania University in Lexington, KY with a B.A in history in 1953 and a Bachelors of Divinity at Hamma Theological Seminary. He had served many United Methodist Churches in many counties, Shelby, Williams, Defiance, Hancock, Licking, and Darke. He served New Madison UMC from 1975 to 1983. Richard retired in 1993 to Greenville, OH and was a member of Kiwanis of Sidney and New Madison.

Richard is also survived by his wife, June (Conner) Kasunic whom he married on August 23, 1952; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah (Allen) Brown of West Chester, OH, Chevone (Joe) Singer of Greenville, OH; grandchildren, Angela (Gary) Slone of Phoenix, AZ, Alyssa (Andrew) Carr of West Chester, OH, Steve Singer and friend, Kristy Brewer of Fairborn, OH; great grandchildren, Chandler Carr and Maddox Carr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N Main Street in New Madison with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison.

Family and friends may visit Saturday from 10 AM till the time of service at the church. Services have been entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the New Madison United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.BraundPope.com

Virginia R. “Ginny” McClurg (May 17, 2016)

Virginia R. “Ginny” McClurg age 72, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:41 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. Ginny was born December 7, 1943 in St. Anthony, Ohio to the late Edmund & Rosella (Uleman) Muhlenkamp.

Ginny is survived by her husband, Patrick W. McClurg whom she married April 4, 1964; children, Scott & Rhonda McClurg of Columbus, Denise Rinderle of Versailles, Renee McClurg of Versailles and James & Jamie McClurg of North Star; grandchildren, Ryan McClurg, Colin McClurg, Seth Rinderle, Morgan Rinderle, Marissa McClurg, Cassidy McClurg, Grant McClurg and Jacob McClurg; brothers & sisters, Don & Dorothy Muhlenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Thelma & Dave Barga of North Star, Ruth Hardin of Sarasota, Florida, Kenneth Muhlenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Marge Paulus of Celina, Mary & Carl Obringer of Ft. Recovery, David & Marcia Muhlenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Connie Andrus of Columbus, Judy & Jerry Schulze of Celina; in-laws, Steve & Marie McClurg of Chickasaw, Tom & Marilyn McClurg of Tipp City, Susie & Harold Hemmelgarn of New Bremen, Ann & Bill Mangen of Montezuma, Ed & Rosie McClurg of St. Sebastian, Dave & Wendy McClurg of Bradenton, Florida, Dean & Darlene McClurg of Tipp City, Mary & Larry Eyink of Chickasaw, Tony & Judy McClurg of Tipp City, Teresa & Jim Wente of New Bremen, Donna & Gary Mix of Greenville and Rita & John Schemmel of Osgood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Ginny was also preceded in death by sisters, Doris Schafer, Vera Alig and Alice Muhlenkamp in infancy; brothers-in-law, Jerry Schafer, Don Alig, Jack Hardin, James Paulus and Tom Andrus; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Muhlenkamp.

Ginny was a homemaker. She formerly worked at AVI Food Service and Versailles Ace Hardware. Ginny was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services Activity Fund. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

Carl Eugene Trittschuh (May 14, 2016)

Carl Eugene Trittschuh, age 85, Greenville, Ohio went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2016 at 9:40 P.M. He was surrounded by his family at Village Green Health Campus.

Carl was born November 1, 1930 in a large country home in Yorkshire, Ohio. Son of Willie and Arietta Mae (Nottingham) Trittschuh.

Carl attended a one room school west of Yorkshire, Ohio. He then graduated from Versailles High School in 1948. He worked at Coldwater New Idea for 5 years. He worked for Dairy Maid as a bottled milk delivery man in Greenville, Ansonia, Versailles and Russia for 25 years, after retiring from Dairy Maid; he worked for Dawn Grain & Supply as a semi-truck driver for 5 years and Greenville City Schools as a bus mechanic for 10 years of service. Carl’s strong work ethic, mechanical talent, and gift for perfection made him a wonderful role model for his family.

As a member of First Presbyterian Church, Carl served as an elder. He was a true servant on many committees, as well as the custodian for a number of years. He was also a member of Elks Lodge 1139 for 30 years. Carl enjoyed woodworking, auto mechanics, homemade ice cream, and candy-making. Both Carl and Phyllis loved camping, especially at the Darke County Fair where they first met in 1946. His greatest love was his wife, children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie; mother, Arietta Trittschuh; sisters: Delores Mae Karns Blake, Patty Cox and Helen Kay Dancer.

Carl is survived by his beloved wife, Phyllis (Young) Trittschuh to whom he was married June 10, 1950. They celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2015. Carl’s children: Son, Tom (Stephanie) Trittschuh of Mansfield, Ohio, Daughters Vickie (Mike) Westfall of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lisa (Rob) Wehrley of Medina. Carl’s siblings: Treva Heft of Troy, Ohio; Paul (Marie) Trittschuh of Vandalia, Ohio; Lester (Sharon) Trittschuh of West Milton, Ohio; Sue (Dave) Engle of Piqua, Ohio; Ruby Peeples of Piqua, Ohio; Peggy (Tom) Hill of Versailles, Ohio. Other family members include: brother-in-law, Jack (Sherry) Young of Covington, Ohio, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: Matt (Hayley) Trittschuh, Kyle Trittschuh, Janna (Tyler) Sanders, Nick (Kelly) Westfall and Ben Westfall, Jansen (Colleen) Wehrley and Justin (Lacey, fiancée) Wehrley, and step-granddaughter, Tiffany (Brian) Bickers. Great grandchildren include: Cailyn, Austin and Carter Westfall; Jace Wehrley; Mason, Braxton, and Weston Trittschuh; Brayden and Brenna Bickers.

Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 East Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio on May 19th, at 11:00 A.M. with Dr. Rev. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 18th from 5-8 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to State Of The Heart Hospice of Darke County or First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Ohio.

Carl’s family would like to thank State Of the Heart Hospice and Village Green Health Campus for their compassion and loving care Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Rebecca G. Powell (May 14, 2016)

Rebecca G. Powell, 69 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 1:36 PM at Sycamore Hospital, Miamisburg, Ohio. She was born January 4, 1947 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of the late Oral & Ruby (Coppock) Boldman. She was a Legal Secretary for Amick and Breaden Law Office.

She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary; she volunteered for the Darke County Red Cross.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband: Jack W. Powell of Arcanum; children & spouse: Michael W. Powell and Fiancé Ashley Caroll of Arcanum, Melissa J. & Kevin Rismiller of Greenville, Mark S. Powell of Dayton; grandchildren: Brittany Powell, Shelby Fuller, Brenden, & Madison Rismiller; great grandchildren: Harmony, & Lyla; sisters & brothers in law: Karilyn Hittle of Arcanum, Billie Jo & Jerry Gasquez of Greenville, Fonda & Marion Miller of Greenville, Betsy & Bill Clauss of Arcanum; brother & sister in law: Ed & Rosie Boldman of Union City, Ohio; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday May 20, 2016 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday May 19, 2016 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made the American Heart Association.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Paul E. Rhynard (May 10th, 2015)

Paul E. Rhynard, age 69, died May 10th at his home in Rossburg, Ohio. He was born August 10, 1946 to Jane and Lloyd Rhynard (now deceased). He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judy, his daughters Amy Perez of Maple Valley, WA, and Jennifer LaPoint of Alanson, MI. Their respective husbands RD Perez and Robert LaPoint, and four grandchildren, David Perez, Charlie, Madalaine, and Bella LaPoint. He is also survived by his two sisters. Donna DeWerff and Patricia Fogarty plus nieces and nephews.

Paul was a graduate of Ansonia HS and received his BA and Masters from Wright State University in Vocational Rehabilitation. He was a veteran of the Air Force and served during the Viet Nam Era. He was trained as a lab technician and worked in the field until his heart attack in 1994. In September of 1995 Paul received a Heart Transplant from the Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. Following the transplant he returned to Wright State and completed his master in Vocational Rehabilitation. He then returned to work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the US Government where he counseled many veterans. Paul attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Greenville, OH where he served as an usher and served one term on the vestry.

Paul loved his apple orchard, gardening, his ford tractor, musicals, good food, good friends and especially his family. Visitation will be held Friday may 20, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Services will be held at St Paul’s Episcopal Church Saturday May 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM. His ashes will be interred in Greenville Union Cemetery. Followed by a reception at the church. Donations may be made to the Dayton VA via Carol Kelly, 6401 Seton Hall St. Dayton, Ohio 45459. Carol has a gift shop which supplies veterans with items they need at no cost to them.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Troy Dee Cole (May 14, 2016)

Troy Dee Cole, age 52, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Greenville.

He was born September 3, 1963 in Greenville, OH, the son of Betty (Cecil) Cole of Greenville, OH, and the late Harold L. Cole.

In addition to his father, Troy is preceded in death by his sister, Tanya Cole.

Troy worked at Ullery Vending and GTI before becoming ill and unable to work. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Troy loved to watch the Cincinnati Bengals, watching NASCAR and listening to music.

Troy is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Doug and Lisa Cole of Greenville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2016 Triumphant Christian Center in Greenville. Family and friends my visit Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00 PM also at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cole family to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Melinda Sue Back (May 14, 2016)

Melinda Sue Back, 29 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 12:29 AM at her residence. She was born November 21, 1986 in Greenville, Ohio the daughter of Steven & Dayna (Henry) Back of Ansonia. She worked at BSG.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents: Wilma & James Henry & Hubert & Eva Mae Jubar.

She is survived by her parents; her significant other: Jacob Pretsman; children: Madison Pretsman, Carter Pretsman, Cameron Pretsman; step children: Bailee Pretsman, Hayden Pretsman, Elijah Pretsman; brother: Steven Back Jr.; sister & brother in law: Amanda & Toby Diegel; nieces & nephews: Mackenzie, Gunner, & Malcolm Diegel, Gracelynn Back; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Dana Lee Yundt (May 10, 2016)

Dana Lee Yundt, age 48, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home.

She was born Thursday, February 22, 1968 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of Betty (Ditmer) Yundt of Greenville, OH, and the late David Lee Yundt.

Dana loved the Florida Keys. She loved the outdoors, sunshine and fishing. She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking Jammers around the neighborhood. Dana loved her family and most of all, she loved her daughter. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and friend.

Dana is also survived by her daughter, Shaylee Jane Bush of Greenville, OH, and her beloved Boston Terrier, Jammers; two sisters, Marsha Ditty of Greenville, OH and Tammy (Duane) West of Piqua, OH; two brothers, Scott (Wendy) Staggs of Rockwood, TN and David (Brandy) Yundt of Greenville, OH; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Family and friends my visit Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville,OH.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Ruby E. (Rotroff) Kaugher (May 10, 2016)

Ruby E. (Rotroff) Kaugher, 91, of New Madison, Ohio passed away on May 10, 2016 at Rest Haven in Greenville. Ruby was born January 9, 1925 in Arcanum, Ohio to the late Charles T. and Elizabeth J. (Smith) Rotroff.

Ruby enjoyed softball, gardening and bowling during her life. She worked as a quality inspector at Corning in Greenville and AVCO. Ruby was a graduate of New Madison High School. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary LaRoy Farst Post #245, Corning Retirees and the American Flint Glass Workers Union. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family the most.

In addition to her parents, Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, George Kaugher, whom she married in 1950; grandson Jimmy Allen; brother, Austin Rotroff; and two sisters, Alma Drew and Lucille Dohme.

Ruby is survived by three daughters, Roberta Kaugher and special friend Sheryl McClary of St. Pete, Florida, Sherry and husband Jim Allen of Valrico, Florida, and Clara Jo and husband Jim Farmer of New Madison, Ohio; grandchildren Tammie (Chris) Baker, Tom (Amy) Farmer, Sean (Becky) Allen, Beckie Allen-Rivas, Katherine (Lee) Brumbaugh, and Amy (Bryan) Strasser; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit from 10 am – 12 pm on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of life service will be held immediately following the visitation with Rev. Greg Hyre officiating. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery, New Madison.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Legion Auxiliary LaRoy Farst Post #245 in New Madison, or to the New Madison 4th of July Committee.

Services are entrusted to Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes. Condolences may be sent to www.braundpope.com.

Carl E. Neargarder (May 11, 2016)

Carl E. Neargarder age 78, of Frenchtown passed away at 2:59 P.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at his residence. Carl was born January 12, 1938 in Darke County to the late Chelcie & Alfreda (Goubeaux) Neargarder.

Carl is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Schwartz) Neargarder whom he married July 26, 1958; daughters & sons-in-law, Bonnie Phlipot of Versailles, Reyna & Jerry Shardo of Willowdell and Sheri & Jon Hoying of Minster; grandchildren, Brian & Sommer Phlipot, Carl Phlipot, Randy & Candace Phlipot, Eric Phlipot, Mindy & Justin Coby, Joe & Stephanie Shardo, Jeremy Shardo & fiancée, Sheree Simrak, Jacqueline Hoying, Jacob Hoying, Janae Hoying, Jenavieve Hoying, Josephine Hoying, Jillian Hoying, Julia Hoying and Jack Hoying; great-grandchildren, Mia Wilson, Cogan Wilson, Brady Phlipot, Cooper Phlipot, Everett Phlipot, Taryn Phlipot, Dylan Coby and one expected great-grandchild in August; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Carl was also preceded in death by his son, Bruce Neargarder; son-in-law, Mike Phlipot; sisters, Rita Schmidt, Virginia Sparks, Dorothy Beers and Ilene Lange; and brothers, Donald and Marion Neargarder.

Carl formerly worked at Poultry Producers in Versailles where he was a truck driver, NCR in Dayton, and was a dispatcher at Carl Subler Trucking and Dick Lavy Trucking. Carl retired in 2008 from BNSF Logistics in Versailles where he was a dispatcher. Carl was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown, Versailles Knights of Columbus for over 50 years and was Past Grand Knight, and was the 1978 Chairman of Versailles Poultry Days.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. Carl Subler celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A prayer service will be conducted by the Versailles Knights of Columbus Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Knights of Columbus or Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

George Tom Hoilman (May 11, 2016)

George Tom Hoilman, 87 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born September 30, 1928 in Dayton, Ohio the son of the late Fred & Bertha (Oiler) Hoilman.

He was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge # 13, Dayton, Ohio; Antioch Shrine of Dayton.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife: Evelyn Hoilman of Greenville; daughters & son in law: Marsha Hoilman of Savannah, Georgia, & Debbie & Ken Meine, Spring Valley, Ohio; step sons: Mike Coffman of Vandalia, Ohio, & Thomas Miles Coffman of Durham, N.C.; granddaughter: Alisa.

Services will be held on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Terry Cavanaugh officiating. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospitals.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Ruth Evelyn Hoggatt (May 8, 2016)

Ruth Evelyn Hoggatt, age 95, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

She was born Monday, November 29, 1920 in Indiana, a daughter of the late Arthur "Ty" and Bessie (Marker) Olwine. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Merrill Gene Hoggatt whom she married June10 ,1940; three children, Karen Hoggatt, Janet Hurd and Kenneth Hoggatt; one great grandchild, Coty Gilbert; three brothers, Herman Olwine, Robert Olwine, and Arthur "Billy" Olwine; two sisters, Wavelene Woodall and Roberta Seals.

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville. While her children were young, Ruth was a 4-H advisor and volunteered during summer bible school. Ruth retired from Fram Corp. after 25 years of service. While at Fram, she was a union steward and participated in the company bowling league. Ruth loved to sew and always had a large garden. She loved going to Florida for the winter where she played bingo and soaked up lots of sunshine.

Ruth is survived by three daughters, Barbara (John) Campbell, Fairborn, OH, Kitrina (Steve) Styer, Kettering, OH and Rita Hoggatt, Cambridge City, IN; four grandchildren, Monty (Patricia) Sewell, Karyn (Eric) Bruggeman, Kristie Gaddy and Sondra Hurd; four great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Angela Meeks officiating. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Saturday, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Jessica Lynn Pierce Smith (May 6, 2016)

Jessica Lynn Pierce Smith, 32 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Friday May 6, 2016. She was born March 21, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona the daughter of Lynnette Trent & step father Brian Trent of Greenville.

She is survived by her parents; her husband: Joseph Smith; children: Seth Smith, Caden Smith, McKenzie Smith, & Ljay Smith; brother: Ryan Ruppe; numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Services will be held on Friday May 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday May 12, 2016 at the funeral home.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Donnie Perry Howard (May 8, 2016)

Donnie Perry Howard, age 66, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Sunday, May 8, 2016 at his residence.

He was born on July 14, 1949 in London, KY, a son of the Alpha (Mullins) Howard and the late Ben Howard.

In addition to his father, Donnie was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah (Abernathy) Howard.

Donnie was loved by many friends in Florida, where he resided for most of his life. He enjoyed playing softball and golf. He was very talented in many ways throughout his career in carpentry. Donnie will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Donnie is survived by his daughter, Briana Howard and Mitch Parin of Greenville; five grandchildren, Mason, Leila, Isabel, Addison, and Vinny; two brothers and sister-in-law Darrell and Shirley Howard and Wayne Howard all of Greenville; two nieces, Kelly and Darren Scudder of NC and Tracey and Jim Schaar of Greenville two nephews, Ben Howard and Chris Howard both of AL; great nieces and nephews, Dylan, Lauren, Brooke, and Zach.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held by the family at a later date in London Kentucky.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Deanna Kay Jones (May 5, 2016)

Deanna Kay Jones, age 48, of Piqua, OH, passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.

She was born Saturday, December 23, 1967 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of Rick and Kay (Myers) Jones.

Deanna was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Evaline(Snyder) Myers.

Deanna worked at Versailles Health Care Center for over 20 years and was a member of the Versailles Rotary Club. She was a volleyball official for over 20 years and coached junior high basketball at Ansonia Junior High for several years. She was an avid sports fan, not only for Ansonia, but for Ohio State, Dayton Flyers, Indianapolis Colts, and Kevin Harvick. Deanna was a big supporter of organ donation and also a transplant recipient.

Deanna is survived by her parents, Rick and Kay (Myers) Jones of Ansonia, OH; one brother, Darrell (Erin) Jones of Ansonia, OH; special friend and loving caregiver, Steve Hetzler of Piqua, OH; two nieces, Amanda and Megan Jones of Ansonia, OH; paternal grandparents, Paul and Betty Jones of Versailles, OH; and her best friend, Jasper, her loving cocker spaniel.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Palestine Church of Christ, 209 Lynn St. Palestine, Ohio, with Rev. Mike Simmons officiating. Private burial will be in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends my visit Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, OH.

Memorial contributions by be made to Lifeline of Ohio, Attn: Contributions, 770 Kinnear Rd., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com